Book Discussion on The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni
Ms. Giovanni talked about her book The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998, published by William Morrow. The book… read more
Ms. Giovanni talked about her book The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998, published by William Morrow. The book compiles her first seven volumes of poetry with an introduction, chronology and notes to individual works. Initially self-published in 1968, the then 25-year-old Ms. Giovanni helped take the Black Arts Movement to national prominence and was a voice of black militancy. She talked about politics and civil rights, focusing on the murder of Emmett Till. She talked about her life and work as well as her poetry. close
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